The Ahmad Foundation

Care and Compassion for All

Warrenton, VA   |  www.TheAhmadFoundation.com

Mission

To assist those in our community that are in need of help and assistance by raising the necessary funds to meet their specific needs.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Shaun Ahmad

Main address

314 Singleton Cir

Warrenton, VA 20186 USA

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EIN

82-2025299

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are a number of issues facing residents of the State of Virginia, and more specifically, the counties in Northern Virginia. Some of the biggest problems include child hunger, child abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and a lack of funds and resources for lower income children to attain a higher education. The Ahmad Foundation brings a commitment and passion to better serve those that are victims of abuse, violence, or unfortunate circumstances that have left them in need of assistance. Through its Board of Directors comprised of experienced and successful individuals, as well as decades worth of local ties to the community, the Foundation looks to serve the local region in the best possible way. It has a firm commitment to donate to the recipients in an expedited fashion so that those contributing to the Foundation can be assured that their funds are going directly to those that are in need of it the most to assist them as quickly as possible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Coats and Clothes for Kids

Collecting brand new coats, scarves, hats, mittens, gloves, hats, and sweaters to distribute to children in need.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

hrough extensive research, discussions with experts, and numerous meetings, the Foundation determined that it wanted to focus on five core areas of the community that needed to be addressed:

1) Child Hunger
2) Child Abuse
3) Domestic Violence
4) Homelessness and Family Shelters
5) Educational grants and scholarships for low-income students

It is the goal and mission of The Ahmad Foundation to raise as many funds as possible to help those in need in an expedited and efficient manner.

The Ahmad Foundation's solution is to approach the five identified areas of need with three specific steps.

The first step is to raise awareness around each individual issue. One of the biggest reasons for funding shortfalls is a lack of public understanding of the problem. There are plenty of people willing to give to charitable causes. The problem is they aren't always aware of which are in most need. They defer by giving to those that are the most popular or advertised the most, which are often the ones that have the greatest funding. Usually, these are national or international nonprofits. Many of the local charities and issues for which they were founded are overlooked due to a lack of awareness.

The Ahmad Foundation will seek to increase knowledge and understanding by use of the website, flyers, email newsletters, in-person conversations, telephone calls, and social media. By making those in the Northern Virginia region aware of the problems at hand, there is a greater likelihood of receiving donations.

The second step is to raise funds . This will be done through a variety of methods. The Ahmad Foundation will apply for grants and awards, be active in the community at various events seeking to raise, use crowdfunding and social media, visit various religious institutions seeking pledges and donations, and will sponsor various events once a quarter to raise awareness along with accepting donations.

The third step is to distribute the funds to the various programs and entities that are providing the services that are of need to the areas specifically identified by the Foundation. General donations to The Ahmad Foundation will be segregated and distributed in order of highest priority or urgency levels. The donations that are marked by the donor to go to a specific cause will be distributed through the appropriate channels to reach the recipients in as expedited of a fashion as possible.

The Ahmad Foundation brings a commitment and passion to better those that are victims of abuse, violence, or unfortunate circumstances that have left them in need of assistance. Through its Board of Directors comprised of experienced and successful individuals, as well as decades worth of local ties to the community, the Foundation looks to serve the local region in the best possible way.

It has a firm commitment to donate to the recipients in an expedited fashion so that those contributing to the Foundation can be assured that their funds are going directly to those that are in need of it the most to assist them as quickly as possible. With The Ahmad Foundation being a small nonprofit organization, it does not have the overhead expenses such as rent, salaries and wages, or debt that many others are faced with. As such, the Foundation will be able to donate a greater percentage of each dollar received than most organizations.

The Foundation has successfully donated more than $3,000 to an emergency relief fund to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. We have successfully raised funds and bought every item off of the "Wish List" of Fauquier Family Shelter Services. The Foundation is in the process of fundraising to eliminate the student loan debt for all Fauquier County Public Schools. Additionally, coats and winter clothing are being donated to the Foundation to distribute to children in need. The Foundation is also in the process of partnering with Fauquier Food Bank to collect canned and dry foods to distribute to those in need within the County.

Financials

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Operations

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The Ahmad Foundation

Board of directors
as of 2/22/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Shaun Ahmad


Board co-chair

Nadia Mahmood

Shaun Ahmad

Nadia Mahmood

Faizan Mahmood

Rahat Ahmad

Zahra Ahmad

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No